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Double cabs competing against the new Ford Ranger Tremor in South Africa

The Ford Ranger Tremor has finally made landfall in South Africa, clocking in at a starting price of R977,500.

The Tremor is the latest special-edition model in the Blue Oval’s arsenal, and features many of the same components as the Wildtrak X while also boasting a few unique attributes that make it a one-of-a-kind vehicle in South Africa.

Based on the XLT, it sources its power from the brand’s 2.0-litre, bi-turbo diesel engine with 154kW and 500Nm, which connects to an all-wheel-drive (AWD) layout via a 10-speed automatic gearbox.

The AWD system has 2H, 4H, 4L, and 4A settings, and several drive modes are on offer comprising Normal, Eco, Tow/Haul, Slippery, Mud/Ruts, Sand, and Rock Crawl.

A 3,500kg maximum towing capacity is on the cards, too, as well as a maximum payload capacity of 966kg.

What makes the Tremor special, though, is its Bilstein dampers, which improve comfort off-road and raise the ground clearance by 24mm to reach 237mm.

It also comes with 17-inch black alloy rims covered in all-terrain General Grabber AT3 tyres, a steel bash plate, two front tow hooks, cast aluminium side steps, and steel underbody protection for the engine, transfer case, and fuel tank.

Other features on the high-rider include automatic LED headlights, an off-road grille with auxiliary LEDs, extended wheel arches, a cargo management system, a spray-in bedliner, and integrated rear 12V sockets.

Inside, the cabin floor and seats are made from water-resistant vinyl materials that make it easy to clean, and the rest of the interior is decked out with upmarket items like a 12-inch portrait Sync4 infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 12-inch digital driver display, a charging pad, dual-zone climate control, an “eShifter” gearstick, and a set of overhead switches for any installed accessories.

Finally, there’s the suite of assistance items that includes keyless entry and start, 360-degree camera, hill descent control, hill launch assist, dynamic stability control with load adaptive control, roll over mitigation, traction control and trailer sway control, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, and front and rear parking sensors.

A tough segment

These are the double-cab bakkies competing against the new Ford Ranger Tremor in South Africa.

Note that the Mazda BT-50 was recently discontinued and is therefore not included on the list.

Click on the underlined prices for more information.


Mitsubishi Triton 2.4DI-D double cab 4×4 Xtreme

  • Starting price – R808,990
  • Power – 133kW/430Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 8.3l/100km
  • Towing capacity – 3,100kg
  • Load capacity – 1,030kg


Nissan Navara 2.5DDTi double cab PRO-4X 4×4

  • Starting price – R832,400
  • Power – 140kW/450Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 8.1l/100km
  • Towing capacity – 3,500kg
  • Load capacity – 1,003kg


Isuzu D-Max 3.0TD double cab V-Cross 4×4

  • Starting price – R908,600
  • Power – 140kW/450Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 8.1l/100km
  • Towing capacity – 3,500kg
  • Load capacity – 970kg


Toyota Hilux 2.8GD-6 double cab 4×4 GR-Sport

  • Starting price – R999,000
  • Power – 165kW/550Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 8.7l/100km
  • Towing capacity – 3,500kg
  • Load capacity – 790kg


VW Amarok 2.0BiTDI double cab PanAmericana 4Motion

  • Starting price – R1,037,100
  • Power – 154kW/500Nm
  • Fuel consumption – 7.5l/100km
  • Towing capacity – 3,500kg
  • Load capacity – 1,105kg


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